Rose quartz is a type of quartz that has a pale pink to red hue due to trace amounts of titanium, manganese, or iron.
It is also considered, by practitioners of alternative medicine, to be the stone of love—in this case, love of the self, in the form of self-esteem and self-worth. Rose quartz is simply brimming with happiness, and is a very positive stone that can help bring out forgiveness, compassion, and tolerance in users.
One of the most important qualities we can have is the ability to care for and love ourselves. It is the foundation of all else we do—if we do not believe we have inherent value as human beings, we have trouble caring for ourselves or others properly.
So give rose quartz a try—keep it with you and try something new and out of your comfort zone. Head out for a night of dancing or give a speech. Ask that special someone out. Take a risk, and know that whatever the outcome is, you are still incredibly valuable. Rose quartz may just help you maintain that realization.
As with all stones, don’t hesitate to make use of traditional medicine, such as counseling, good nutrition, and regular exercise. A well-balanced approach to healing is the best approach.